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DI-05-2020 Indexation of British War Pensions (Disability Pensions)
Indexation of British War Pensions (Disability Pensions)
The purpose of this Departmental Instruction is to advise of processing arrangements for the manual indexation of British War Pensions.
War pensions to increase
The British Government has advised that British War Pensions will rise from 7 April 2020. The British Government has published their rates chart at:
Effective date and payday
The effective date for the variation will be Tuesday 7 April 2020, for payday 23 April 2020.
These changes will affect the following cases:
Exchange rate for EATS and composite cases
The exchange rate to use for EATS and composite cases (DP paid by Australia on behalf of the UK) is £1 = A$1.8699. These cases are now subject to the daily exchange rate variation of plus or minus 2.5%. For further information refer to DI-04-2020.
Exchange rate for British DP paid direct from the UK
The exchange rate to use for British DP paid direct from the UK is £1 = A$1.8699. This is the same exchange rate used for British Official Public Service and Armed Forces Pensions.
Rates charts in Australian dollars and AIS reports
British war pension rates converted to $A at both old and new rates have been e-mailed to the Income Support Management group along with the AIS report. EATS and composite cases have been provided to the Rehabilitation Compensation & Systems Support Group.
No cases will be processed automatically. All cases will be listed for manual examination and updated in PIPS.
The Income Support contact officers for this exercise are Jennifer Payne (x470392) and Caitlin Frost (x483374)
Income Support Branch
27 March 2020